Fairtrade International Regional Communication Officer Jobs in Kenya

Fairtrade International Regional Communication Officer Jobs in Kenya

Duties & Responsibilities

Key Performance Areas

  • Operationalize Communication Strategy

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the regional communications strategy in collaboration with the regional program team and external communications coordinator.

  • Develop effective internal communications mechanisms to ensure that news and events are known internally and publicized as appropriate.

    External Relations and Engagement

  • Manage the implementation of FTA’s regional engagement and communications plan.

  • Develop press materials including press statements and releases, and information kits/fact sheets.

  • Establish and sustain links and contact with relevant journalists within the region to increase awareness of FTA work among journalists

  • Respond to media inquiries, arrange interviews, and act as a spokesperson for the region.

  • Maintain records of media coverage and collate analytics and metrics.

  • Manage crisis communication as it arises and escalate to management.

  • Analyse regional reports and generate impact stories for publication on newsletters, websites, and social media platforms.

  • Produce and be n charge of the production of FTA’s publications; newsletters, annual reports, project profiles, and product brochures among others.

  • Manage the development and production of content for the website, social media, and print publications.

  • Support in events planning, organise workshops and press conferences and oversee production of merchandising and branding materials.

    Member and Producer Support

  • Create and manage a producer mailing database and identify strategies and extensive effective communications of impact stories to producers,
    donors and NFOS.

  • Plan all member communications and create e-shots for forthcoming events and activities.

  • Build relationships with key contacts at member organisations

  • Support with the implementation of specific marketing activities relevant to membership, promotional and recruitment campaigns

  • Contribute to the production of written materials for the website and promotional documentation.

    Skills & Experience Required


  • A Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, media studies, or related fields.

  • Being a member of a professional PR or Communications body in Eastern Africa is an added advantage.

    Experience and Knowledge

  • At least 3 – 5 years of work experience in communications, writing, and content creation, in an NGO setting in East Africa.

  • Proficient in Microsoft office, content management systems, and social media platforms

  • Experience in handling complex communication campaigns

    How to Apply

    Completed applications should be saved in the applicant’s name and the position (Regional Communications Officer – ECAN) and be e-mailed to recruitment@fairtradeafrica.net

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